Dana Charitable Foundation
The Dana Charitable Foundation was established in 1956 in an effort to embrace and support good citizenship in communities where Dana people live and work. The Foundation is dedicated to addressing current and evolving needs in our communities with emphasis on educating our children and our people; revitalizing neighborhoods; enlightening lives through art and culture; and improving physical and mental well-being.
Educating Our Children and Ourselves
The Dana Charitable Foundation is vitally interested in the educational process and its impact on the workforce in our communities. We recognize that education is key to our future success.
Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods and Communities
Through the revitalization of our neighborhoods and communities, we are re-energized. New environments should and will evolve that meet the needs and face the challenges of our world. Neighborhood projects impacting people and/or improving the quality of life are a priority of the Dana Charitable Foundation.
Enlightening Our Lives Through Art and Culture
Beyond the necessities of life, other dimensions become important. From the symphony and ballet to museums, community arts festivals and children’s art education programs, art and cultural activities enhance the quality of our own lives and our communities. The Dana Charitable Foundation is dedicated to making the world a better place in which to live and work.
Improving Our Physical and Mental Well-Being
Health agencies and clinics, shelters for the homeless or abused, and intervention centers are just a few of the projects supported by the Dana Charitable Foundation. Through support of organizations dedicated to the provision of physical and mental care to those in need, we are taking steps toward improving the future of our children and ourselves.
If your organization wishes to be considered for a grant from the Dana Charitable Foundation, simply enter the required information on the Foundation portal (dana.com/foundation). This request should clearly state the overall objectives of your organization and the purpose of the project proposed.
You will receive a follow-up email that will allow to you attach an organization chart and your most recent financial statement and tax return. Any supplementary materials that provide an explanation and description of the project are encouraged. Applications for pilot projects must address plans for continuing the project after support from the Dana Charitable Foundation ends. Applications for challenge grants and/or matching grants are welcome.
While we welcome a wide variety of grant proposals, the Dana Foundation does not make grants to individuals or to:
- Organizations that practice discrimination inconsistent with the protections outlined in the Dana Incorporated Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
- Religious organizations for projects or programs exclusively denominational or sectarian in purpose
- Political organizations or political campaigns
- United Way affiliated organizations that are applying for operating expense support Booster clubs, parent organizations, alumni dues, tuition, or fees
- In addition, the Foundation does not purchase tickets to charitable dinners or other fund-raising events or contribute to special occasion advertising
We are committed to improving the communities in which Dana people live and work. Indeed, we help by focusing financial support through grants from the Dana Charitable Foundation to the communities where Dana facilities are located and to the causes to which our employees, friends, and neighbors are committed.
The Dana Foundation was established for charitable purposes in 1956 by our company’s namesake, Charles A. Dana. The initial funding of the Foundation came from the company, which donated a parcel of real estate located in Plainfield, New Jersey, and from shares of common stock of the Brockway Motor Company of Brockway, New York. Controlled by a Board of Directors who are Dana people, the Foundation operates independently from the company and has grown to provide substantive support to qualified projects.
In making grant determinations, the Dana Foundation favors organizations which:
- Articulate clear objectives and plans
- Incorporate active volunteer boards, respected leadership, competent administrations, and a broad base of support
- Demonstrate a measurable and potentially lasting impact through the projects/services provided
- Focus on problem prevention rather than problem solution
- Have 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code
Your Gift Can Have Greater Impact!
That’s right. Your gift to the college, university, or school of your choice can make a greater impact through the Dana Charitable Foundation Matching Gifts Program. What’s more; it’s easy to do.
What Institutions Qualify?
Any accredited university, college, community college, public or private school, or vocational school in the United States to which tax-deductible gifts may be made is eligible to receive matching gifts under the program.
Gifts made to special funds, associations, or foundations that are associated with or sponsored by qualified institutions will be matched, provided that the ultimate use of the gift qualifies as being tax deductible under federal laws. However, such matches must receive approval from the Dana Charitable Foundation Board of Directors.
Gifts to booster clubs and other such organizations affiliated with an institution but without an educational purpose, and the payment of alumni dues, tuition, or fees do not qualify for matching funds.
How Much Can Be Matched?
The Foundation will match 50 percent of donations made to accredited educational institutions. The minimum donation per application that qualifies for a match is $100 (matched at $50). The maximum total gift or combination of gifts which will be matched per individual is $5,000 (matched at $2,500) per calendar year. Only one match per person per institution will be made in a given calendar year; however, The Foundation will continue to match gifts to other qualified educational institutions until the maximum $5,000 of giving ($2,500 match) is met per individual.
Non-cash gifts (stocks, bonds, personal, and real property) will qualify for cash matches based on their verified fair market value on the date the gift was made. Only gifts actually made (not merely pledged) will be matched. The request for a matching gift must be received by the Dana Charitable Foundation within 12 months of the date the gift was made.
Who Can Participate In The Program?
The Dana Charitable Foundation will match qualified gifts of all full-time employees of Dana Incorporated and its domestic subsidiaries. Directors of Dana Incorporated and retirees who were eligible employees at the time of retirement can also participate. Gifts, in order to be matched, can be made only by the employee, director, or retiree, and not by a spouse, relative, or other household member.
How You Can Participate
If you wish to be considered for a matching gift from the Dana Charitable Foundation, simply enter the required information on the Foundation portal (dana.com/foundation). An automatic email will be sent to verify your eligibility to participate in the matching gifts program and an email will be sent to your sponsored accredited educational institution to certify the date and amount of your donation.
Requests for matching gifts must be received by the Dana Charitable Foundation within 12 months of the date the gift was made. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Doug Liedberg
Vice President: Rolanda Copley
Treasurer: Glenda Bush
Secretary and Administrator: Jeff Cole
Director: Mark Wallace
Director: Ryan Laskey
Director: Jeff Czerwinski
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